Sarah Anzia is the Michelle J. Schwartz Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty director of the Berkeley Institute for Young Americans. She is the author of Timing and Turnout: How Off-Cycle Elections Favor Organized Groups (University of Chicago Press, 2014), which examines how the timing of elections can be manipulated to affect voter turnout, the composition of the electorate, and public policy. She has also published journal articles on the politics of public pensions, public-sector unions and collective bargaining, women in politics, education politics, and other topics related to interest groups, state and local politics, political parties, and political representation. Her current research examines the interest groups that are active in local politics in the United States and the conditions under which those interest groups influence local public policy. Sarah has a PhD in political science from Stanford University and an MPP from the Harris School at the University of Chicago.